Science and Technology

August 29, 2023

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Japanese researchers based overseas as Science and Technology Fellows, with the aim of strengthening the functions of overseas establishments that are important for promoting science and technology diplomacy.
The Science and Technology Fellows will play a key role in monitoring the latest local science and technology trends, liaising between Japan and the local science and technology community, including local researchers and research institutions, and communicating Japan's science and technology capabilities.
This initiative is based on the recommendations submitted to Foreign Minister Hayashi in June 2022 by the Advisory Board for Promoting Science and Technology Diplomacy, chaired by Prof. Matsumoto Yoichiro, Science and Technology Advisor to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, regarding "Strengthening the Foundation of Science and Technology Capabilities."

As of FY2023, Science and Technology Fellows have been appointed at the following six overseas establishments: India, Israel, Sweden, the UK, the EU, and San Francisco.

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